2017

GlobeBusters arrive in Tokyo

GlobeBusters arrive in Tokyo

Motorcycle tour company GlobeBusters have reached Tokyo after setting out from the Ace Cafe in London in April. The group set off from the iconic cafe in North London on April 22, with their first...

Biking heroes: ‘Whoever prepared me for the journey saved my life’

Biking heroes: ‘Whoever prepared me for the journey saved my life’

Dr Fred MacSorley MBE is one of the ‘flying doctors’ and he’s ready for a well-earned rest. Dr Fred MacSorley MBE is the definition of an unsung biking hero. One of Irish road racing’s flying...

Poll: Who’s going to win at Silverstone next weekend?

Poll: Who’s going to win at Silverstone next weekend?

Who’s going to win at Silverstone next weekend?

MV Agusta go Euro4

MV Agusta go Euro4

MV Agusta have updated all of their three-cylinder motorcycles so they now comply with Euro4 regulations. The F3 675, F3 800 and Dragster 800 will see modifications made to both the engine and...

Gallery: Brackley Festival of Motorcycling 2017

Gallery: Brackley Festival of Motorcycling 2017

Over the weekend we saw the return of the infamous Brackley Festival of Motorcycling, with over 20,000 visitors and 8,400 machines crammed in the bike park. Popular with locals, this year the...

Gallery: Hardcore adventure bike shootout

Gallery: Hardcore adventure bike shootout

We’ve been missing a hardcore, off-road biased adventure bike for years. Since the demise of BMW’s off-road HP2 Enduro in 2008 and KTM’s 990 Adventure in 2012 the void has been partially filled by...

Injured biker rides again with help of Minster Law

Injured biker rides again with help of Minster Law

In November 2015 Dragos Niculae was involved in a collision with a van, which resulted in two broken arms and various soft tissue injuries. Shortly after the accident, Dragos was diagnosed with Post...

Stunt rider dies on 'Deadpool 2' set

Stunt rider dies on 'Deadpool 2' set

A stunt rider died following an accident while on set filming for Deadpool 2 in Canada yesterday. Professional AMA racer Joi ‘SJ’ Harris was performing as a stunt double for actress Zazie Beetz who...

In this week's issue: 2018 bikes revealed

In this week's issue: 2018 bikes revealed

In this week's issue of MCN we lift the lid on the bikes that the manufacturers don't want you to know about until next year. Also in MCN this week MotoGP thriller You watched the race, and probably...

British rider youngest person to ride solo around the world

British rider youngest person to ride solo around the world

23-year-old Kane Avellano has received his Guinness World Record certificate after travelling over 32,000 miles around the world in just eight months, becoming the youngest person to circumnavigate...

Northern Ireland e-bicycle riders require motorcycle licence

Northern Ireland e-bicycle riders require motorcycle licence

Riding an electric bicycle could land you with a hefty fine and points on your licence in Northern Ireland. Motorcycle laws apply to those who ride electric pushbikes, meaning riders will need to tax,...

Video: Man waits 78 years to sit on Triumph Tiger

Video: Man waits 78 years to sit on Triumph Tiger

91-year-old Harry Greeves was 13 years old when he saw a 1939 Triumph Tiger 100 for the first and only time. Since then his dream has been to own a Tiger 100, but sadly he was never able to fulfill...

Motorcycle sales continue to fall

Motorcycle sales continue to fall

New motorcycle registrations fell by 12.8% in July compared to the same month last year, marking a decline in sales in the UK for the seventh month in a row according to figures released by the...

This gin has Harley-Davidson parts in it

This gin has Harley-Davidson parts in it

You can now buy gin bottled with, and flavoured by actual Harley-Davidson engine parts. No, we're not really sure why, either. The gin, called The Archaeologist, was created by gin lover and...

The Sunday Social with This Is England actor Andrew Shim

The Sunday Social with This Is England actor Andrew Shim

We caught up with This Is England actor Andrew Shim to talk MotoGP, his passion for racing and Honda's troubles at the TT. Hi Andrew, you alright? "Hi dude, yeah spot on, I've just been changing a...

Video: The terrifying moment a biker rode off a mountain

Video: The terrifying moment a biker rode off a mountain

An onboard camera recorded the terrifying moment a 27-year-old American motorcyclist failed to make a corner and plunger 250ft down the side of a mountain. Matthew Murray was riding his Yamaha MT-10...

Great roads of the South: Part 4

Great roads of the South: Part 4

This week we’re looking at six great roads you can ride in the South, as suggested by you. These are the best roads in Britain, according to our high-mileage #ride5000miles members. Become...

Moto Guzzi, Suzuki VStrom 650 and Yamaha TZR250 owners wanted!

Moto Guzzi, Suzuki VStrom 650 and Yamaha TZR250 owners wanted!

Have you ever owned any of these bikes: Suzuki VStrom 650 Any Moto Guzzi Yamaha TZR250 (any model) Was it hugely significant to you – maybe as your first big bike? If so, we want to hear from you for...

MTT are making a 420bhp turbine bike

MTT are making a 420bhp turbine bike

We've now got to a point where standard internal combustion engines are producing close to or above 200bhp for standard, road-going motorcycles. That's quite a lot and let's be honest, it's way more...

Get your classic racing kicks with the Pre-65 Motocross club

Get your classic racing kicks with the Pre-65 Motocross club

Join in with Pre-65 Motocross Club, on any Sunday, to watch classic British marques such as BSA, AJS, Norton and Matchless compete with legendary European manufacturers like CZ and Husqvarna, an...

Cafe racers on show at Brackley

Cafe racers on show at Brackley

The world famous Ace Cafe in London has teamed up with the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling to launch a new cafe racer competition at this years festival on August 13. Any bike in the cafe...

Suzuki announce new V-Strom 250 price

Suzuki announce new V-Strom 250 price

Suzuki have announced the price of their new lightweight adventure bike, the V-Strom 250 with an RRP of £4,599 and is due to hit dealerships in October.  The bike was announced at last year’s...

Ducati 959 Panigale Corse coming

Ducati 959 Panigale Corse coming

Once again those pesky folks at the California Air Resources Board have published information online that has let slip there’s a new Ducati on the way. A few weeks ago they told us there was a new...

Is the Super Soco the future of urban mobility?

Is the Super Soco the future of urban mobility?

Whether you like it or not, electric bikes are coming, and with the government recently announcing plans to ban sales of new diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2040, they could be here sooner than we...

Video: Huskies go for a ride

Video: Huskies go for a ride

The news is all a bit doom and gloom lately isn't it? What with the threat of nuclear war and all that. But dogs make everybody happy, don't they? And you're probably here because you like...

Ride with Schwantz

Ride with Schwantz

Suzuki will be hosting a special ride out to Silverstone for the British MotoGP in a few weeks with none other than 1993 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz. The ride will be taking place on Friday...

Biking heroes: ‘I’m helping those seriously injured while riding or racing’

Biking heroes: ‘I’m helping those seriously injured while riding or racing’

After a bad crash ended his racing career, Rosco Holden set up a charity to help others in the similar situations “I had a short motocross career, in which I raced for around six years. I progressed...

Gallery: Battle of the £7k 700s

Gallery: Battle of the £7k 700s

Lucky number seven. There’s your seven seas, heavens, continents, days, wonders of the world, Keegan, Cantona, Best… Sheene. Seven is also the magic number when it comes to what it costs to bag...

News podcast episode 9

News podcast episode 9

This week Senior Reporter Jordan Gibbons is joined by Web Producer Liam Marsden for the ninth MCN news podcast to chat about this week's news in the motorcycling world. This week the guys discuss the...

Vanguard celebrate 50 years of the V7 Guzzi

Vanguard celebrate 50 years of the V7 Guzzi

Vanguard clothing celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Moto Guzzi V7 by creating a limited edition run of the V7 Rider jeans, which also sparked the idea behind the stunning Vanguard V7 custom...

The essential guide to British custom builders

The essential guide to British custom builders

Custom bikes and custom bike building have never been more popular, or more accessible. The rise of factory bobber cruisers – like Triumph’s Bobber or Harley’s 883 Iron – are one reason, with these...

Shed built: "These tanks are like gold dust so I thought I'd build another"

Shed built: "These tanks are like gold dust so I thought I'd build another"

The early Yamaha Virago XV750 is the one of the ugliest ducklings going in stock form. However, with some gentle persuasion and some engineering know-how it can be transformed into something that’s...

Triumph to release special edition vinyl

Triumph to release special edition vinyl

Triumph have announced a special edition vinyl record to 'celebrate their rock 'n' roll heritage' alongside their own turntable, inspired by the Street Cup model. The album, which will be pressed by...

Poll: Has Rossi wrecked his title hopes?

Poll: Has Rossi wrecked his title hopes?

Has the Brno pitlane chaos wrecked Rossi’s title hopes?

In this week's issue: Brilliant new bikes for less than £80 a month

In this week's issue: Brilliant new bikes for less than £80 a month

In this week's issue of MCN we bring together four completely different 700cc bikes that all cost under £7000 or £80 a month to find out which is the best of the bunch. Also in MCN this week Rossi...

Police clamp down on illegal off-road riding

Police clamp down on illegal off-road riding

Police are clamping down on riders near Nottingham after an increase in reports about anti-social behaviour involving off-road motorcycles around the Ashfield area. To tackle this, local police have...